Matching up a sonosub to Energy Take 5?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by PatSloan, Jan 24, 2001.

  1. PatSloan

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    Hello,
    First post here. I have always wanted to build my own sub. It looks like these "sonosubs" are the way to go. I have a line on a set of used Energy Take 5 speakers sans sub. Could I build a reasonably priced powered sonosub to compliment these speakers for home theater? I would need to keep the sub as small as possible ( wife factor ) I have seen a few designs that are about the size of a lamp table. These look
    great and I think the wife would approve. What do you all think is a good project for the value?
    FYI my current setup is:
    toshiba 32" tv
    toshiba 6109c dvd/dts amp
    couple of mini system speakers that i stole from a mini system.
    No surrounds.
    Thanks for any advice.
    --pat
    PS is ~$300 bucks for a set of lightly used Take 5's a reasonable price to pay?
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  2. Marc_D

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    Pat:
    I think that most everyone will agree that you need at least matching mains and center, and surrounds if possible. The sub however does not need to match. So if that is a good price for the used Energy speaker I would snatch them up and build a sub to compliment them. You will see a VERY HUGELY DRAMATIC improvement from your current set-up by adding a matching center and mains and the addition of a sub and surrounds.
    As far a DIY subs go, I would recommend the Shiva, there are a lot of Shiva based projects on the web for reference. Surf some posts to get more info and check out other members websites, as quite a few of us have built our own subs. I have never used sonosub, but it seems all the rage with the kids these days. [​IMG]
    Go buy the Energy speakers and build a sub, you won't regret it.
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